Published January 28th, 2015
Moraga Town Center Homes Project Appeal to be Considered Jan. 28
At tonight's meeting, Moraga Town Council members will consider the appeal of the Planning Commission approval of the Conceptual Development Plan (CDP) for the 36-unit Moraga Town Center Homes project located adjacent to Moraga-Orinda Fire District Station 41 on Moraga Way. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School auditorium. The Planning Commission's decision to approve the conceptual plan of the development located next to the fire station on Moraga Way was appealed by a group of residents. The basis for the appeal includes non-conformance of the project with the General Plan, non-conformance with the town's Scenic Corridor requirements, failure to properly analyze the traffic impacts and safety issues. The Moraga Country Club board of directors sent a letter to the town Jan. 15, expressing concerns about serious traffic and safety issues on the segment of Country Club Drive that adjoins homes in the MCC and is across from City Ventures' proposed project. Additionally, at the Jan. 21 Moraga-Orinda Fire District board meeting, board members declared that a "purely residential development is incompatible with the MOFD training center." Chief Stephen Healy was instructed to attend tonight's council meeting to express the board's position. Recent communications from MOFD had stated concerns; this latest strongest statement is not part of the staff report. S. Braccini

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